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MLB All Star Game voting results: Mike Trout 2nd in AL voting, will represent the Angels

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In what should come as a shock to absolutely no one, Mike Trout will be on the All Star squad representing the American League and the Los Angeles Angels in Cincinnati come July 14th. Trout was voted in for for the 3rd time in his career, and this will be his 4th All Star selection overall. He was only second to the Toronto Blue Jays' Josh Donaldson in votes, in an ASG election process that garnered national ire and headlines alike. Trout is having a great year, especially in the power department, and has carried the Angels on many nights.

At one point, it looked like the Royals fans ballot box stuffing would become an epic MLB troll job at the very least, and at most a lightning rod for the future of how All Stars are selected. Once the dust settled, though, there would just be a handful of Royals that got voted in, and they all have very strong cases for being there, so I guess we got worked up over mostly nothing.

Here are the starters for both the AL and NL:


C: Salvador Perez, Royals

1B: Miguel Cabrera, Tigers

2B: Jose Altuve, Astros

3B: Josh Donaldson, Blue Jays

SS: Alcides Escobar, Royals

OF: Mike Trout, Angels

OF: Lorenzo Cain, Royals

OF: Alex Gordon, Royals

DH: Nelson Cruz, Mariners


C: Buster Posey, Giants

1B: Paul Goldschmidt, D-backs

2B: Dee Gordon, Marlins

3B: Todd Frazier, Reds

SS: Jhonny Peralta, Cardinals

OF: Bryce Harper, Nationals

OF: Matt Holliday, Cardinals

OF: Giancarlo Stanton, Marlins

One guy that most fans are understandably pulling for is slugger Albert Pujols. The Angels first baseman, who was the Player of the Month for June and leads the AL in home runs, was nowhere near catching Miguel Cabrera in the voting, and in fact couldn't even overpower 4th place vote receiver Justin Smoak, who has nowhere near the numbers that Pujols has and isn't even a full-time player. The bright side is that the thinking is that Albert Pujols is going to get selected as a reserve, and the fact that Cabrera is now injured for a number of weeks should increase his chances to make it to an All Star game in an Angels uniform. That may also mean we see Albert in the home run contest, which could be fun in and of itself.

We're still awaiting pitcher announcements (along with the reserves) and hopefully those include one of our pitchers, either Hector Santiago or closer Huston Street. Until then, we can rest assured that the insane voting practice of selecting All Star Game starters got something right: they have the best player in the game penciled in, and ready to rip on a national stage.